Startup Digest


December 02, 2016

I am very proud one of my investments Apptopia just got investment from Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures  ->

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Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google


Apple wants to fly drones around to do things like examine street signs, track changes to roads and monitor if areas are under construction, the person said. The data collected would be sent to Apple teams that rapidly update the Maps app to provide fresh information to users, the person added.

This Cyber Monday was the Biggest Online Shopping Day, Ever


Cyber Monday is expected to generate slightly less mobile revenue than Black Friday at $1.19bn, but that's still a 48% increase on last year.

Nokia Dials Back Time to Sell Mobile Phones Again


HMD Global will not manufacture the phones - they have a deal with Foxconn, which will build them in China and Vietnam - so its focus will be on the design and the marketing.

China Selfie App Eyes Big IPO


China's Meitu selfie app is hoping to raise that much by selling shares for the first time. It said Friday it would price its initial public offering between 4.9 billion and 5.5 billion Hong Kong dollars ($632 million-$710 million).

The White House goes Augmented Reality with New '1600' App


A new, official White House app called 1600 allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a $1 bill to take a tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Uber Wants to “Always” Track User Location

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“Location is at the heart of the Uber experience, and we’re asking riders to provide us with more information to achieve these goals,” a spokesperson said.

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